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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • Jaws
  • Suspiria

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  • Nope

    ★★★★½

  • Prey

    ★★★½

  • Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★★

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    ½

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★½

    Head is still spinning from this one - easily the most A to B of Peele’s work so far in terms of messaging but in shedding the thematic ambiguity he’s able to run wild with the filmmaking in a way that produces a messy, gorgeous thing. Viscerally satisfying on so many levels, from the agonising tension to the cathartic laughs and cheers. Just a top to bottom crowd pleaser that turns the screws in wholly original ways - a minor…

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    This thing slaps nicely. A very smart recalibration of a franchise that manages to enhance the best aspects of it while nearly wholly establishing itself as a new thing. Gorgeous aesthetic and tonal work throughout, such a rich command of texture and vibe.

    Simple, effective fun.

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  • F9

    F9

    ★★★★★

    A maximalist masterpiece of film making that deploys the absurd and the human with eagle eyed precision and reckless abandon for decorum. It feels fully uncoupled from the grounded action Lin established in Fast and Furious 5 but entirely at home within the heightened family drama the saga excels at. It’s the saga at its most introspective and bombastic, a tightrope walk made effortless by a cast firing on all cylinders and a director’s steady returning hand. 

    There’s too much…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    It’s difficult to know where to begin with Resurrections other than to immediately note how joyful an experience it is. A superliminal blockbuster that dares to make fun of itself while also being probably the most earnest and straight faced love story in a tentpole for a long while.

    As a sequel to the Matrix trilogy it hums with creative energy both inside and out of the titular simulation. Neo’s “future liberals want” game designer life acting as a bridge…